Community Development

THE NEED

 

At Christ Church, we desire to be a church that does not simply exist inside Memphis, but to be a church that is for Memphis. Central to that is the idea of christian community development, that desires to see all spheres of a city rejoice around the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know that all spheres of a city are connected and overlap, so we desire to bring a holistic gospel to the city through several fields. Within this field of community development, we engage in youth development, mentoring, poverty alleviation, community building, art and music, athletics, construction, mass incarceration, and food services. 


PARTNERS

BINGHAMPTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The BDC is a Christian community development corporation founded to improve the quality of life in the historic Memphis neighborhood of Binghampton through property development, housing counseling, community building, urban farming and early childhood and parent education. Serve with the BDC at one of our partner schools or the Carpenter Art Garden!  | Learn more | Get Involved |


CARPENTER ART GARDEN

Under the umbrella of the Binghampton Development Corporation, the Carpenter Art Garden partners with neighborhood children and adults, as well as local artists, to transform blighted lots into places of beauty. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


EIKON MINISTRIES

Eikon is a disciple-making youth ministry in the Binghampton Neighborhood. Eikon's mission is to build urban leaders who will change the community from the inside out. Eikon staff and volunteers accomplish this by being a visible Jesus in the community. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


JACOB'S WELL

This unique United Methodist congregation is marked by remarkable racial, economic and cultural diversity as it grows in the Gospel while overcoming the personal and social obstacles of racism, addiction and poverty. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


MEMPHIS GRIDIRON MINISTRIES

MGM exists to utilize the unique environment of youth football to share and model the gospel of Christ to grade school boys and to help build selfless character in the neighborhood of Binghampton. The ministry has teams from 3-5 grade that plays its home games at The Hamp. Learn More | Ways to Serve | Get Involved


JIFF

Formerly two different organizations, the Juvenile Intervention and Faith Based Follow Up (JIFF) and Mediation and Restitution/Reconciliation Services (MARRS) have recently merged together. JIFF exists to break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime through Christ-centered intervention. They desire to see youth flourish, free from a life of crime by collaborating with other ministries and the juvenile court system to provide mentoring and other services to youth in memphis. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTIAN CENTER

The Benevolence Ministry at Christ Church partners with the Neighborhood Christian Center to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those outside the congregation with economic and spiritual needs. Their mission is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate, Christ centered ministries and empowerment programs. | Learn more |


PROJECT TRANSFORMATION

Project Transformation Memphis engages and mobilizes young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry that supports underserved children and families and connects churches to communities in need. Each Summer, Volunteers have the ability to work with children in a one-on-one reading capacity. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


ROOM IN THE INN - MEMPHIS

Room in the Inn-Memphis recruits local communities of faith to open their doors to unsheltered neighbors during the coldest months of the year—November through March. Christ Church hosts a group once a month through a partnership with Colonial Presbyterian.  | Learn More | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |


SOS

The first organization founded by Christ Church for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Binghampton, Service Over Self continues to expand its original mission in partnering with economically disadvantaged homeowners in Binghampton and Orange Mound to make their homes warmer, safer and drier through student camps. Christ Church spends a week serving SOS every summer while our Student Ministry participates in camp. | Learn more | Ways to Serve | Get Involved |